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Meeting #312 Agenda for August 16, 2016


  • Put “meeting tonight” sandwich boards outside doors 1 and 3
  • Remind members and guests to park on the ODD side
  • Ask guests to sign the guestbook
  • Project Updates (Show & Tell!) from Members
  • Member Recognition for Awesomeness
  • Guest & New Member introductions


  • You can totally etch a glass mirror with the laser cutter…


  • Safety Note: If you lift with your back, you'll hear it crack.

Member Topics and Announcements

  • Volunteer for Maker Faire Milwaukee! Go to to sign up today.You can sign up for Half Days or full days.
  • Carl will be representing the Makerspace at the Nation of Makers - Makerspace Organizers Meeting and Workshop at the White House next week.
  • has offered us a free board! To enter into the twitter contest tweet the link below along with the 2 hash tags. Check out #onioniot #mkemakerspace
  • Large plotter in Impound lot to be raffled off today Tuesday.
  • Bylaws revision voting ends tonight at midnight (CDT). You may vote in person at the meeting tonight if you wish.
  • Tuesday night is trash and housekeeping night.
  • Larry has been inundated for training on the Tormach. Classes are now limited to one person per day, and all his Lego won't build itself, you know!4
  • Next raffle of the impound lot will be on space improvement day. Look for an email from DL with details.
  • Kathy announces: sewing machine used for vinyl signage is working again; please contribute your plastic bags if you take one from the craft lab.
  • Meeting Adjourns

Post Meeting Reminders

  • Space Tour starts immediately following meeting, meet in front lobby.
  • Any interested new members, see a Board Member to discuss the sign-up process.
  • One On One Introductions of Members to Guests

What Did We Talk About

Project Updates

  • One of our members brought in honeysuckle turned bowls
  • Lexie attended some workshops on bookbinding, and brought in some examples
  • A member brought in a HALO helmet she has painted for cosplay events
  • Tom made MONEY from selling the steel fencing, over 3,000 pounds of steel, money going towards welding shop supplies
  • Pete brought in recycled HDPE plastic that he's planed
  • John made his first thing on the Tormach (Thanks Larry!)
  • Ed made a very slow adjustable height stool. He encourages other uses for it if there's a better one…
  • Jon got good feedback on Facebook regarding Dalek builds from North Carolina

Guest Introductions

  • Cash read about makerspaces in Wood magazine, and found us through the interwebs. He's interested in woodworking, and would like to learn CNC
  • Tom found us by Googling makerspaces, and is interested in electronics, machining, and casting
  • Ryan met a member at a cafe when playing chess, he's interested in Arduinos and Bluetooth modules
  • Josh saw us online, and came down to check us out. He's interested in 3D CAD modeling
  • Mark met Matt, and Matt brought him along. He's interested in modifying or making footwear
  • Dave is from Watertown and visiting Milwaukee. He owns a 3D printer.
  • Galen is making is second visit. He's an electrical engineer, and is interested in woodworking.
  • Jay is a new member, and is interested in making a Dalek, and molds for armor and woodworking. This is her first meeting
  • Tom (another one) is interested in the CNC router for electric guitar manufacture
  • Scott is visiting for his second time, and Mark helped him build adapters for camera lenses on the 3D printer. He's also interested in woodworking.
  • Thomas has been on and off, and is interested in Linux in the cloud, and is looking for help
  • Bill is visiting from Iowa, and was invited by Adrian
  • Adam is a friend of a current member, and is interested in screenprinting

Recognition for AWESOMENESS

  • Vishal helped Larry with oak plaques that will be mounted on the sides of the Tormach
  • Wolfgang thanks Tony for helping get his new laptop working
  • Harvey thanks Larry for teaching Tormach, it's helped with other CNC projects too
  • Carl thanks everyone who came to Dry Hootch to help remove fence
  • Matt from Dry Hootch seconds all the thanks. A 5K race is coming up on 9/11 and is interested in making a trophy and is looking for help
  • Adrian thanks Tom for helping with retrieving donated items in his van
meetingagenda/2016-08-16.txt · Last modified: 2016/08/17 00:40 by keithm